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[audio]The Four Million - O'Henry
LibriVox recording of THE FOUR MILLION, by O. HENRY The man with the surprise endings: that was O. Henry's trademark. This is the second published collection of short stories by O. Henry originally released in 1906. There are twenty five stories of various lengths including several of his best known works such as "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Cop and the Anthem". The book's title refers to the then population of New York City where many of the stories are set...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; o. Henry; short stories
Downloads: 78,240
[audio]Waifs and Strays - O. Henry
LibriVox recording of Waifs and Strays, by O. Henry These 12 O. Henry stories all deal with waifs and strays in one way or another; people who have somehow become adrift in the current of life. Will they find their way on their own or be helped by kind hearted folk or perhaps, stay a waif and stray, somehow outside the normal life of society? All naturally have the wonderful O. Henry beautiful way with words and people...
Keywords: o.henry; shortstories; librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 1,316
[audio]Heart of the West - O. Henry
LibriVox recording of Heart of the West by O. Henry. Read in English by Bob Neufeld; Ellen Preckel; Steven Bateman; Gabriela Cowan; Phil Schempf; Walt Allan; Rebecca Braunert-Plunkett; Lynne Ray; nomorejeffs; Lynne Thompson; Elliot Gage; Sam Naishtat; imenadel; HappyMiamiDad A collection of short stories by the legendary O. Henry. (Summary by sidhu177) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to t...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; comedy; humor; short stories; Westerns
Downloads: 2,468
[audio]The Four Million - O. Henry
LibriVox recording of O. Henry's short story collection The Four Million. Born in 1862 and died in 1910, O. Henrys birth name is William Sydney Porter; however, he adopted the pen name O. Henry while in prison. He published 10 collections and over 600 short stories during his lifetime. The Four Million is the second book written by O. Henry while he served time for embezzlement in a penitentiary in Ohio...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; literature; short stories; humor
Downloads: 110,993
[audio]The Gentle Grafter - O. Henry
LibriVox recording of The Gentle Grafter, by O. Henry. Read by Leslie Walden. If Jefferson "Parleyvoo" Pickens had appeared in print just a few years later, he might have been the "Gentle Grifter" instead of the "Gentle Grafter", the name O. Henry picked for him. His situation as an ethical graft artist gives Jeff an extra impediment in pursuing his craft, but he never wanted it to be too easy. The result is fourteen delightful tales for us and a number of new partners for him...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; humor; irony; malapropism; confidence games; satire; short stories
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[audio]Whirligigs - O. Henry
LibriVox recording of Whirligigs by O. Henry. Read in English by Richard Kilmer A collection of short stories. - Summary by Richard Kilmer For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org.Download M4B (227MB))
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; short storie
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[audio]Cabbages and Kings - O. Henry
LibriVox recording of Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry. Read in English by Elliot Gage; Eric Metzler This work is O. Henry's first published volume and is considered to be his only novel. The plot is composed of several short stories, which were inspired by the author's six-month stay in Honduras in the late 1890s. "The incidents embracing as they do, a variety of subjects, hang loosely together, so loosely in fact, that at times one finds no apparent connection between them at all, and yet in t...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 847
[audio]Five Beloved Stories By O. Henry - O. Henry
LibriVox recording of Five Beloved Stories by O. Henry Read by Phil Chenevert O. Henry wrote over 600 short stories. Naturally I have my personal top 20 stories that just seem to stand out because of their form, writing style and ability to convey real personalities in a very few words. From these 20 I've chosen five that seem outstanding examples of the short story art form. Stories like The Gift of the Magi; The Cop and the Anthem; Man about Town; A Cosmopolite in a Cafe and Mammon and the Arc...
Keywords: o.henry; short story; librivox; audiobook; portter
Downloads: 5,999
[audio]The Gift of the Magi - O. Henry
Librivox recording of The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry. Read by Betsie Bush. The Gift of the Magi is an O. Henry short story in which a young couple are very much in love with each other but can barely afford their one-room apartment. For Christmas, they each make a sacrifice to purchase a gift for the other, with ironic results. The moral of the story is that physical possessions, however valuable they may be, are of little value in the grand scheme of things...
Keywords: Christmas; literature; audiobook; librivox
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[audio]The Trimmed Lamp : and other Stories of the Four Million - O. Hnery
LibriVox's The Trimmed Lamp by O. Henry and read by Marian Brown. Born in 1862 and died in 1910, O. Henry’s birth name is William Sydney Porter; however, he adopted the pen name O. Henry while in prison. He published 10 collections and over 600 short stories during his lifetime. The Trimmed Lamp follows The Four Million and provides another series of short stories that take place in New York City in the early years of the 20th century and are representative of the surprise endings that popular...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; literature; short story; humor
Downloads: 46,263
[audio]Midnight - Octavus Roy Cohen
LibriVox recording of Midnight, by Octavus Roy Cohen. Read by Roger Melin. The crime seemed to have lost itself in the sleety cold of the December midnight upon which it was committed. The trails were not blind--there were simply no trails. The circumstances baffled explanation--a lone woman entering an empty taxicab; a run to a distant point in the city; the discovery of the woman's disappearance, and in her stead the sight of the dead body of a prominent society man--that, and the further blin...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; mystery; cohen
Downloads: 27,710
[audio]The Book of Tea - Okakura Kakuzo
Librivox recording of The Book of Tea, by Okakura Kakuzo. The Book of Tea was written by Okakura Kakuzo in the early 20th century. It was first published in 1906, and has since been republished many times. - In the book, Kakuzo introduces the term Teaism and how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is noted to be accessibile to Western audiences because though Kakuzo was born and raised Japanese, he was trained from a young age to speak English; a...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Japan; Asia; Tea Ceremony; Samurai; culture
Downloads: 56,245
[audio]The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written By Himself - Olaudah Equiano
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. It discusses his time spent in slavery, serving primarily on galleys, documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his eventual success in gaining his own freedom and in business thereafter. The book contains an interesting discussion of slavery in West Africa and illustrates how the experience differs from the dehumanising slavery of th...
Keywords: slavery; olaudah equiano; abolition; autobiography; africa; slave narrative
Downloads: 47,130
[audio]Contos para Velhos - Olavo Bilac
LibriVox recording of Contos para Velhos, by Olavo Bilac. Olavo Brás Martins dos Guimarães Bilac (Rio de Janeiro, 16 de dezembro de 1865 — Rio de Janeiro, 28 de dezembro de 1918) foi um jornalista e poeta brasileiro, membro fundador da Academia Brasileira de Letras. Criou a cadeira 15, cujo patrono é Gonçalves Dias. Sua obra compreende além de poemas, textos publicitários, crônicas, livros escolares e poesias satíricas...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; contos; poemas; literatura brasileira; tema adulto
Downloads: 10,929
[audio]Poesias Infantis - Olavo Bilac
LibriVox recording of Poesias Infantis, by Olavo Bilac. Read in Portuguese by Ariane. Esta é uma coleção de poesias infantis, do autor brasileiro Olavo Bilac, lidas em português por uma criança brasileira. This is a collection of children's poems by the Brazilian writer Olavo Bilac, read by a Brazilian child. (Summary by Leni) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog pa...
Keywords: criança; Bilac; infantil; poesia brasileira
Downloads: 24,728
[audio]Up One Pair of Stairs of My Bookhouse - Olive Beaupre Miller
LibriVox recording of Up One Pair of Stairs of My Bookhouse, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller. Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the second volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; fiction; children; fairy tales; stories; nursery rhymes; collection; poetry
Downloads: 15,993
[audio]From the Tower Window of My Bookhouse - Olive Beaupre Miller
LibriVox recording of From the Tower Window of My Bookhouse by Olive Beaupre Miller. Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the fifth volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; children; history; short stories; fairy tales; science; myths; Legends
Downloads: 1,285
[audio]The Treasure Chest of My Bookhouse - Olive Beaupre Miller
LibriVox recording of The Treasure Chest of My Bookhouse, by Olive Beaupre Miller. Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the fourth volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; children; teen; fairy tales; poems; myths
Downloads: 5,823
[audio]The Narrative of Sojourner Truth - Olive Gilbert
LibriVox recording of The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, by Olive Gilbert. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is the gripping autobiographical account of Sojourner Truths life as a slave in pre-Civil War New York State, and her eventual escape to Freedom. Since Sojourner could neither read or write, she dictated her story to Olive Gilbert after they met at a Women’s Rights rally. The Narrative was first published in 1850, and was widely distributed by the Abolitionist Movement...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; nonfiction; slavery; abolitionist; America
Downloads: 3,557
[audio]How to Cook Fish - Olive Green
Librivox recording of How to Cook Fish, by Olive Green. Olive Green is the pseudonym for the prolific late 19th Century/early 20th Century author, Myrtle Reed. She wrote over thirty-three books and hundreds of magazine articles and pamphlets during her short lifetime. Ms. Reed was best known for writing romance novels that often included themes of everlasting and unrequited love, ironic revenge, mystery, and the occult...
Downloads: 104,705
[audio]The Story of an African Farm - Olive Schreiner
LibriVox recording of The Story of an African Farm, by Olive Schreiner. Read by SallyMc. The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults - Waldo, Em and Lyndall - who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late Nineteenth century - the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name. The book is semi-autobiographical: in particular, the two principal protagonists (Waldo and Lyndall) display strong simil...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; literature; africa
Downloads: 8,704
[audio]The Golden Snare - Oliver Curwood
LibriVox recording of The Golden Snare, by Oliver Curwood: Read by Roger Melin With but two years of service in the RNMP Philip Raine finds himself somewhat unwillingly on the trail of Bram Johnson, wanted for murder and a wild, untamed and savage man who commands a pack of wolves as his brethren. But most peculiar of all is the snare which Bram had had in his posession and had somehow lost. It was a golden snare intricately woven out of the finest, most delicate flaxen hair of a woman...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobooks; Adventure; Mounties; Far North
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[audio]The Vicar of Wakefield - Oliver Goldsmith
Librivox recording of The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith. Read by Martin Clifton Published in 1766 'The Vicar of Wakefield' was Oliver Goldsmith's only novel. It was thought to have been sold to the publisher for £60 on Oliver Goldsmith's behalf by Dr Johnson to enable Goldsmith to pay off outstanding rent and to release himself from his landlady's arrest. It is the story of the family of Dr Primrose, a benevolent vicar, and follows them through their fall from fortune and their ultimat...
Keywords: librivox; literature
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[audio]The Vicar of Wakefield - Oliver Goldsmith
LibriVox recording of The Vicar of Wakefield, by Oliver Goldsmith. Read by Tadhg. First published in 1766, the loveable and innocent Dr Primrose and his family have given pleasure to all that have read it.The story opens with the vicar losing his fortune and moving to another parish. What follows is a tale of love,deceit,betrayal,humour and a hidden hero…..It was one of Charles Dickens favourite books and a source of inspiration to him...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; Irish literature; fictitious memoir
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[audio]The Life of Richard Nash, Esq., Late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath - Oliver Goldsmith
LibriVox recording of The Life of Richard Nash, Esq., Late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath (2nd edition), by Oliver Goldsmith and edited by Peter Cunningham. Read by volunteer readers. Beau Nash (1674–1762), born Richard Nash, was a celebrated dandy and leader of fashion in 18th-century Britain. He is best remembered as the Master of Ceremonies at the spa town of Bath. (Wikipedia) This, the best of Goldsmith's Biographies, was published the year after Nash's death...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; biography; Beau Nash; Bath; British society; spa towns; gambling
Downloads: 2,438 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]She Stoops to Conquer - Oliver Goldsmith
LibriVox recording of She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith. In She Stoops to Conquer, or The Mistakes of a Night, a young lady pretends to be a servant in order to win the notice of a young man who is painfully shy around women of his own class. Hilarious misadventures and mayhem ensue before matters are neatly wrapped up at the end. This play, one of the great English comedies, was first performed in 1773 and continues to be very popular with audiences today...
Keywords: Play; comedy; farce; drama; humor; satire; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 3,670
[audio]The Good-Natured Man - Oliver Goldsmith
LibriVox recording of The Good-Natured Man by Oliver Goldsmith. By the playwright of the more popular She Stoops to Conquer, The Good-Natured Man is the comedic story of misguided philanthropy, mistaken identity, and secret romance. Will Honeywell, The Good-Natured Man, see through the lies and trickery surrounding his generosity? Will Leontine and Olivia's true relationship be found out? And just what is that Lofty guy up to...? (Summary by Amanda Friday) Cast: Narrator: Katy FossilSir William...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; comedy; romance; philanthropy
Downloads: 35,532
[audio]Hunting Dogs - Oliver Hartley
LibriVox recording of HUNTING DOGS, by OLIVER HARTLEY. The title of this book quotes its object. To tell something of night hunting, and especially to suggest how the ever necessary dog can best be selected, trained, maintained and utilized, is the consideration of first importance. To round out the subject all forms of hunting will receive some notice, and the various breeds of dogs will be so far dealt with, that their value and usefulness in their given fields may be determined...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; nonfiction; animals; nature; hunting; dogs
Downloads: 3,717
[audio]This Giddy Globe - Oliver Herford
LibriVox recording of THIS GIDDY GLOBE, by OLIVER HERFORD. Is there a genre called FUN? Yes, and this is it! Insanely humorous geography that will have you rolling on the floor laughing with your sides hurting. (Summary by Neeru Iyer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; humor
Downloads: 3,080 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Pioneers of Science - Oliver Lodge
Librivox recording of Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. This book takes its origin in a course of lectures on the history and progress of Astronomy arranged for Sir Oliver Lodge in the year 1887. The first part of this book is devoted to the biographies and discoveries of well known astronomers like Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. In the second part, the biographies take a back seat, while scientific discoveries are discussed more extensively, like ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; science; astronomy; history of astronomy; astronomers
Downloads: 12,597
[audio]The Beckoning Fair One - Oliver Onions
LibriVox recording of The Beckoning Fair One, by O;iver Onions. Read by Morgan Scorpion. A classic ghost story of a haunted house, and the haunted man who lives in it.(Summary Morgan Scorpion) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: LibiVox; Audiobook; Ghost
Downloads: 8,073
[audio]Widdershins - Oliver Onions
LibriVox recording of Widdershins by Oliver Onions. Read by Don W. Jenkins Onions wrote several collections of ghost stories, of which the best known is Widdershins (1911). It includes the novella The Beckoning Fair One, widely regarded as one of the best in the genre of horror fiction, especially psychological horror. On the surface, this is a conventional haunted house story: an unsuccessful writer moves into rooms in an otherwise empty house, in the hope that isolation will help his failing c...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; horror, ghost stories
Downloads: 4,577
[audio]Widdershins - Oliver Onions
LibriVox recording of Widdershins, by Oliver Onions. Read by volunteer readers. Onions wrote several collections of ghost stories, of which the best known is Widdershins (1911). It includes the novella The Beckoning Fair One, widely regarded as one of the best in the genre of horror fiction, especially psychological horror. On the surface, this is a conventional haunted house story: an unsuccessful writer moves into rooms in an otherwise empty house, in the hope that isolation will help his fail...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; horror; ghost stories
Downloads: 1,667
[audio]Up the River - Oliver Optic
LibriVox recording of Up the River by Oliver Optic read by Stevan Simmons. Up the River is the sixth and last of "The Great Western Series." The events of the story occur on the coast of Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, and on the Mississippi River. The volume and the series close with the return of the hero, by a route not often taken by tourists, to his home in Michigan. His voyaging on the ocean, the Great Lakes, and the Father of Waters, is finished for the present; but the writer believes th...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; teenage; sailing; mississipi
Downloads: 1,678
[audio]Down South or Yacht Adventure in Florida - Oliver Optic
LibriVox recording of Down South or Yacht Adventure in Florida, by Oliver Optic. Read by Stevan Simmons "Down South" is the fifth and last volume but one of the "Great Western Series." The action of the story is confined entirely to Florida; and this fact may seem to belie the title of the Series. But the young yachtsman still maintains his hold upon the scenes of his earlier life in Michigan, and his letters come regularly from that State...
Keywords: LibiVox; Audiobook; Adventure; Young Adult; Yachting
Downloads: 6,336
[audio]The Birthday Party, A Story For Little Folks - Oliver Optic
Flora Lee's birthday came in July. Her mother wished very much to celebrate the occasion in a proper manner. Flora was a good girl, and her parents were always glad to do any thing they could to please her, and to increase her happiness. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: children; literature; librivox; optic; audiobook; birthday
Downloads: 15,491
[audio]Departed Days - Oliver Wendell Holmes
LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Departed Days by Oliver Wendell Holmes. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 8, 2001. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, and for further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; instruction; nature; philosophy
Downloads: 2,519
[audio]The One-Hoss Shay - Oliver Wendell Holmes
LibriVox recording of The One-Hoss Shay, by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Read by Laurie Anne Walden This is a small collection of whimsical poems by the American physician and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. "The Deacon's Masterpiece" describes the "logical" outcome of building an object (in this case, a two-wheeled carriage called a shay) that has no weak points. The economic term "one hoss shay," referring to a certain model of depreciation, derives its name from this poem...
Keywords: Humor; poetry; Massachusetts; trotting horse; witches; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 2,571
[audio]My Hunt After 'The Captain' - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
LibriVox recording of My Hunt After 'The Captain', by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Read by David Wales. Holmes describes his frantic search through Civil War torn landscapes for his wounded son, the future Supreme Court Justice. Originally published in The Atlantic Magazine, 1862. Holmes, Sr. (1809 -1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. He was regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century...
Keywords: American Civil War; Keedysville
Downloads: 1,203
[audio]The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Omar Khayyam
Librivox recording of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Omar Khayyám, translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Read by Alaaious. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Persian: رباعیات عمر خیام). The Rubáiyát (Arabic: رباعیات) is a collection of poems, originally written in the Persian language and of which there are about a thousand, attributed to the Persian mathematician and astronomer Omar Khayyám (1048 – 1123)...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; poetry; Rubaiyat; Omar Khayyam; Persian; quatrain; Edward Fitzgerald
Downloads: 17,473
[audio]Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur - Omar Khayyam
LibriVox recording of Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur, by Omar Khayyam. Translated by Eben Francis Thompson. In 1906, Eben Francis Thompson, scholar and poet, published a limited edition of his translation of the Quatrains of Omar Khayyam. This edition contains 878 quatrains, and represents the most extensive translation of Omar's rubai in any language.In the Introduction, Nathan Haskell Dole writes: Mr Thompson has put into English verse this whole body of Persian poetry...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; ancient texts; philosophy; poetry; religion
Downloads: 1,064
[audio]Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Omar Khayyam
LibriVox recording of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Richard Le Gallienne. Read by Michael Armenta. One of the greatest works of poetry in history, this lyric poem presents the deep feelings and emotions of the poet on subjects such as life, death, love, God and destiny. (Summary by Michael Armenta) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for t...
Keywords: Omar Khayyám; Persian; Poetry; Philosophy; Rubáiyát; Le Gallienne; literature; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 1,417
[audio]The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám (version 2) - Omar Khayyam
LibriVox recording of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward Whinfield. Omar Khayyám (1048–1131) was a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. In the Western world he is most famous for his many rubáiyát (quatrains), a four line rhyming stanza, which were popularized in an extensively reworked collection in English by Edward Fitzgerald, the first edition of which appeared in 1859...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; poetry; antiquity; persia
Downloads: 1,210
[audio]The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám - Omar Khayyám
LibriVox recording of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Omar Khayyám. Read by Amy Gramour(S) The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Persian: رباعیات عمر خیام) is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in Persian and of which there are about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1131), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; poetry; quatrains; Persian; Jessie Cadell; Jessie B. Rittenhouse; Elizabeth Alden Curtis; translations
Downloads: 2,266
[audio]A Rubaiyat Miscellany - Omar Khayyám
LibriVox recording of A Rubaiyat Miscellany by Omar Khayyám. (Translated by Richard le Gallienne; Edward FitzGerald; Arthur Guiterman; Ruel William Whitney.) Read in English by Algy Pug The translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald has remained the most celebrated rendering in English of the Persian poet's work. While several other scholars produced their own translations of the Rubaiyat, yet others contented themselves by just paraphrasing the work of Fitzgerald...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; poetry; love; Persia; Sufi; Rubaiyat; quatrain; wine; omar; khayyam
Downloads: 570
[audio]Quatrain from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám - Omar Khayyám
LibriVox LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Quatrain from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Translated by Henry George Keene. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 26, 2011.The popularity of the celebrated translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald has cast many other worthy translations into undeserved obscurity. Among the earlier translators was Henry George Keene (1781-1856) whose translation of one quatrain appeared in 'Fundgruben des Orients' in 1816.I...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; ancient texts; classics (antiquity); philosophy
Downloads: 2,526
[audio]Strophes of Omar Khayyám - Omar Khayyám
LibriVox recording of Strophes of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyám. (Translated by John Leslie Garner.) Read in English by Algy Pug One of the earliest versions of Omar Khayyam's quatrains by an American translator is John Leslie Garner's collection, published in 1888. It contains 152 quatrains, which the translator calls "Strophes." The collection is divided into eleven books, introduced by quotations from Bourne's "Anacreon," Leconte de Lisle, Giordano Bruno, Goethe, Alfred de Musset, Paul Bourge...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; love; Persia; quatrain; wine; omar; khayyam
Downloads: 8,886
[audio]The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám - Omar Khayyám
LibriVox recording of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Read by Nathan. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is so-named from the Persian word rubáiyát - a Persian word denoting a specific type of two-line stanza. Omar's Rubaiyat is a beautiful anthology of Islamic wisdom literature: originally penned in medieval Persian during the late 11th century AD. The best known English translations are those by Edward Fitzgerald: his fifth (and last) translation includes a mere 101 quatrains - a fraction of O...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; omar khayyám; omar khayyam; philosophy; poetry; quatrains
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[audio]Quatrain - Omar Khayyám
LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of Quatrain by Omar Khayyám. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 29, 2012. This is the first known English translation of a quatrain by Omar Khayyám. It appeared in Sir William Jones's "A Grammar of the Persian Language" (1771). (Introduction by Algy Pug) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
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[audio]The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Omar Khayyám
LibriVox recording of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyám and translated by Edward FitzGerald. Read by Algy Pug. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Persian: رباعیات عمر خیام) is the title that Edward Fitz-Gerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in Persian and of which there are about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1131), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer...
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